PARCUS COPELAND, farmer, P. O. East Hickory, was born in what is now Harmony township, Forest Co., Penn., April 10, 1837, and is a son of Ira and Lydia (Thompson) Copeland, natives of Vermont and New York, respectively. The paternal grandparents of Parcus Copeland were among the pioneers of Harmony township, and Ira Copeland cleared and improved the farm taken up by his father, and lived and died there. He reared a family of ten children, named as follows: Mandana (Mrs. Alden Handy), Sarah A. (Mrs. Azro Copeland), Ora (Mrs. Peter Herring), Rhoda (Mrs. Philip Stitz), Clarissa (Mrs. David Metcalf), Eliza, Julia (Mrs. Wes. Hayes), Parcus, David and Rufus. Parcus Copeland was reared in Harmony township, and in 1855 settled in Hickory township, where he cleared and improved the farm he now occupies, and has since resided. He was in the Civil war, enlisting November 18, 1861, in Company H, Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry; was wounded at Travillion Station, taken prisoner at Ashby Gap, and spent one month in Libby prison, when he was paroled; six months later he was exchanged, and joined his regiment at City Point, Va., and was honorably discharged after three years service. In 1855 he married Lucinda, daughter of Moses and Laura (Barnes) Walters, of Hickory township, and to them have been born eight children, of whom six are living: Lydia M. (Mrs. P. C. Hill), Milda (Mrs. Joseph Schwab), George S., Della, Lizzie and Moses. Mr. Copeland is a member of the G. A. R., and in politics is a Democrat.
Source: Page(s) 944-945, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed December 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project
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